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MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences – Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice | HSMIRSMSC | Level 7 | Credits 180 | 2020/21
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MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences – Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice | HSMIRSMSC | Level 7 | Credits 180 | 2020/21
September 2020
** Applications will ordinarily close 14 days before start date of a course.

  • 7HSK0109 - AHP Independent Prescribing
  • 7HSK0110 - AHP Supplementary Prescribing
  • 7HSK0368 - Research Methods – via Distance Learning
  • 7HSK0168 - Advanced Decision Making in Health and Social Care
  • 7HSK0186 - Coaching Skills for Leading
  • 7HSK0233 - Radiotherapy Breast Localisation
  • 7HSK0234 - Magnetic Resonance for Radiotherapy
  • 7HSK0289 - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • 7HSK0290 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators
  • 7HSK0299 - Psychological Therapeutic Interventions
  • 7LMS0251 - Evidence Based Practice – Online Learning
  • 7HSK0306 - Leading Service Change
  • 7HEP1042 - Imaging for Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • 7HSK0360 - Palliative Radiotherapy
  • 7HSK0365 - Advances in Radiotherapy & Oncology Management
  • 7HSK0363 - Radiotherapy Dosimetry and Planning
  • 7HSK0364 - Radiotherapy Clinical Specialist
  • 7HSK0318 - Developing Professional Practice: Independent Study 1
  • 7HSK0319 - Developing Professional Practice: Independent Study 2
  • 7HSK0293 - Leadership, Education and Developing Others
  • 7HSK0309 - Preparation for Research Project
  • 7HSK0310 - Research Project
  • 7HSK0308 - Research Methods
  • 7HSK0361 - Informed Consent
  • 7HSK0362 - Psychology of Cancer
  • 7HSK0323 - Evidencing Professional Practice 1
  • 7HSK0324 - Evidencing Professional Practice 2
  • 7HSK0320 - Developing Professional Practice: Work-based Skills 1
  • 7HSK0321 - Developing Professional Practice: Work-based Skills 2
  • 7HSK0322 - Developing Professional Practice: Work-based Skills 3
  • 7SCZ0294 - Leadership for AHP's

The Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology practice pathway specialises in the field of radiotherapeutic practice. Many of the options develop competencies for advanced practice such as in the palliative care and breast localisation modules. The programme is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.

Additionally, this programme aims to enable students to:

  • critically analyse and evaluate the evidence base and current developments in practice and to propose new explanations and apply these where appropriate
  • demonstrate initiative, originality, leadership and self-reflection in decision making and to propose new explanations and apply these where appropriate
  • demonstrate a patient centred approach to radiographic practice that values everyone enhancing the quality of the patient experience and improving patient outcomes

Professional Accreditation

The MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences – Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice programme is endorsed by the College of Radiographers.

The course is suitable for radiographers and health care professionals who want to specialise in this area and are interested in advancing their existing skills or acquiring new ones. It is designed to meet your needs whether you are in full or part-time employment.

The course is flexible and modular allowing you to create a programme of study to meet your personal development and career aspirations. To attain a Master’s award you need to complete 180 credits. There are also interim awards available:

• Postgraduate certificate (PgC) (60 credits)

• Postgraduate diploma (PgD) (120 credits)

The rate and pace of study are up to you. You have up to 6 years to complete your master’s course.

The Master’s degree consists of three elements to include: core, research and optional modules (optional modules may comprise additional core modules or interprofessional modules). Please see the attached course notes for examples of programmes of study, alternatively contact Louise Smith to discuss in more depth.

The modules can be studied in any order provided prerequisites are met for the module requirements, however, Research investigation is normally the last module you study.

The programme allows students to specialise in particular areas of clinical practice or interest. Also, the profession specific modules can be combined with other modules such as management to address management and professional needs.

There are two modes of application:

  • Independent – you apply for a single module and are registered as an Independent student on the master’s programme. This is a useful approach if you are unsure about applying for a master’s course. It will give you an idea of the level of input required and the amount of time involved. You can undertake up to 45 credits as an independent student. If you decide to undertake more credits then you are transferred to the part-time route.
  • Postgraduate Diploma/ Masters – you apply for the master’s course and are registered as a part-time student. You will need to complete an application form and provide one reference.  

On your application form you will need to indicate which module/s you intend to study in your first year.  Then each academic year you will need to select subsequent modules that you plan to study  by visiting this portal. 


  • The masters course is modular and the fees are payable per module. Some modules are subject to non-standard fees (e.g. ultrasound clinical modules).
  • You retain the fee package which you commenced on when you joined the part-time master’s course (as long as you do not have a break in study). If you first studied a module as an“independent” student (see section on application) this may mean your fees will increase from your first module.

For NHS employees, the University works with NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) across the East of England under the recently configured Sustainability and Transformation Plans and their Local Workforce Advisory Boards’ transformational frameworks. It is therefore worth checking with the CPD lead for your Trust as part or all of your fees may be covered.

  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UH, you are entitled to a fee deduction of 20% on all modules.
  • A postgraduate loan is available for this course. If you receive a loan the course needs to be completed within three years.

You will need to be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (or equivalent professional registration).

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

An honours degree in Radiography and normally be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or have acceptable qualifications in a related health profession.

Candidates will normally have some relevant clinical practice experience subsequent to qualification.

Where appropriate, candidates require employment in, or access to an appropriate clinical site whilst enrolled on the programme. Students are responsible for securing an appropriate clinical placement.


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Course Leader
Name: Louise Smith
Tel: 01707 281030
Name: Tracey Williamson
Tel: 01707-284956

Self Funding: £745.00

The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to self-funding students assessed as UK/EU students for fee purposes - some modules within this programme are charged at a premium rate, please see premium fee section opposite. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as Overseas, or for returning students that are on a course leading to an award. Click here for Fees and Funding information or email us. To obtain the PG student loan, you must sign up for the whole programme and not just an individual module. However, please note some modules are subject to non-standard fees (e.g. any clinical modules).

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